[Mimedefang] virus scan stopped working after update to 2.78

Paul Murphy pjm at ousekjarr.org
Thu Feb 4 14:27:23 EST 2016

Set your system to retain spool directories for a short period (-k option), send your test message again, and then manually scan the resulting INPUTMSG file or the Work/INPUTMBOX file with Clamd and see whether it detects anything.  These will be in /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mdefang-<MsgID>, e.g. /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mdefang-u14J88sD013402 

If it does, I'd be surprised - MIMEDefang acts on the return from the virus scanner, and the results from Clamav haven't changed format or anything, so the logical conclusion is that Clamd is no longer detecting the virus.  

If Clamd does find the test, then re-examine your filter, assuming it hasn't changed at the same time - if it has changed to bring it into line with something in 2.78, that would be my prime suspect.

Best Wishes,


-----Original Message-----
From: MIMEDefang [mailto:mimedefang-bounces at lists.roaringpenguin.com] On Behalf Of Dianne Skoll
Sent: 04 February 2016 19:06
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] virus scan stopped working after update to 2.78

On Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:51:01 -0600
Cliff Hayes <chayes at afo.net> wrote:

> I did not change mimedefang-filter or anything else. Clamd is running 
> without errors like always.  No error messages in maillog or messages 
> file.  What do I do?

You start diagnosing.  You are unlikely to get help from the mailing list because your post contains no diagnostic information and we have no idea what the problem could be.


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